Hi! Many thanks for this information. I think that this was the event. I have never seen anything about it before. The mix of cars there was wonderous, from F1 cars through to sports cars and Special Saloon racing cars. the sun was out, and noise was wonderful Birmingham celebrated it's heritage. it was organized by an old friend at the time, MARTIN HONE. Martin sadly got no real thanks for the event, and I understand was shut out of the organizing of the later Grand Prix.
Just to add to the above. There are lots of video and movie showing Birminghams grand Prix, but I have never seen any of the actual Festival, when the racing cars did a circuit of Colmore Row, New Street, corporation Street and back to Colmore Row. THOUSANDS lined the streets, and it really was a show-stopper for the people of Brum....and yet, no 8mm or movie of any kind has ever been found, to my knowledge anyway. unless someone on here recalls filming it?
I had one bought it half wackes with my pop I drove from Rendal to the city every day including the winter big long coat hat gloves and froze my ass off, mine was yellow paid 200 pounds for it 74 ? ( sorry I am in the states my key board only has a $ sign)View attachment 131083
We had Mini Mokes in the late 1960's and early 70's. They were without rear seat as equipment was carried there. Fantastic little vehicles ideal where you were continually getting in and out of them.
Some bright spark (not management) stated that they were unsafe and the men could fall out of them easily. I went quite a few miles in them and never fell out! Remember the people who were likely to fall out were the kind of people who climbed ladders crawled on roofs, scrambled down into cellars and sewers and did all manner of things that would be considered dangerous. That was the start of the H&SE directives. Surviving models are worth a fortune I believe.
I had one bought it half wackes with my pop I drove from Rendal to the city every day including the winter big long coat hat gloves and froze my ass off, mine was yellow paid 200 pounds for it 74 ? ( sorry I am in the states my key board only has a $ sign)
Not the Parade we were in matey, that was in 1972. This picture looks like another event. Perhaps something to do with the Birmingham Grand Prix event. Just look at the crowd!